1. The gavel will drop at the Roundhouse as New Mexico’s legislative session gets underway this afternoon. New Mexico’s Democratic-led Legislature has a billion-dollar budget surplus to work with. Newly inaugurated Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will deliver her first State of the State Address with the main goal of the 60-day session to pass a budget. In her proposed budget, the governor appears to be making education a top priority.
2. Former State Representative Monica Youngblood is expected to be court in court on Wednesday to determine if she is violating probation. Youngblood is on probation after being found guilty of a misdemeanor DWI. Under her probation, she shouldn’t be drinking, but both of her random alcohol tests appeared to be diluted. During her court appearance, a judge will decide if she’s been drinking and is trying to cover it up.
3. For the second morning in a row, patchy freezing fog is plaguing parts of New Mexico making for a difficult morning drive. A Freezing Fog Advisory is in effect for parts of the Southeast Plains until 8 a.m. Later in the day, a mix of sun and clouds will blanket the area with afternoon highs climbing near to just above normal for this time of year (most of us in the 30s, 40s and 50s — 60s in the southeast corner).
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4. The Albuquerque Police Department is asking for your help in their search for an endangered missing person. Police say Angie Buckholtz Romero has been missing since Oct. 14, 2018. Buckholtz Romero’s family and friends told police she had just been released from the hospital and was ill at the time of her disappearance. Police say Buckholtz Romero was last seen by her boyfriend. She’s described as being 5-foot-4, with brown eyes and brown hair. APD is asking anyone with any information to please call 242-COPS.
5. Meow Wolf’s newest attraction has people talking and USA Today has released its list of “2019’s Most Anticipated Rides and Attractions.” On the list Meow Wolf’s “Kaleidoscape” at the Elitch Gardens in Denver. The Santa Fe-startup describes it as the first artist-driven dark ride. The new attraction opens in April and Meow wolf will debut a Denver installation in 2020. Creators are also working in a location in Washington D.C. and Las Vegas.
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